Rep. Waxman urges FCC to move forward on open internet rules

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Henry WaxmanRanking Member Henry A. Waxman wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the FCC to move forward with a vote on proposed net neutrality rules this week.  Rep. Waxman supports Chairman Wheeler’s proposal to seek comment on adopting no blocking and nondiscrimination rules based on the FCC’s authority under Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, but calls on the FCC to also propose using its authority under Title II of the 1996 Telecommunications Act as a backup to ensure the rules survive a potential court challenge.

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